Law firm Blake Morgan has promoted 37 lawyers and support staff across its offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast.
Nine lawyers have been promoted in the firm’s property services group. Sophie Shaladi and Thomas Djan-Krofa have both been promoted to legal director, with Peter Lewis promoted to senior associate. Emily Poynton and Sean James will step up to associate and Jordan McAndrew has been promoted to senior solicitor. The team has also made Milda Venckute, Katie Edwards and Shinto Paulose senior paralegals.
In the commercial litigation team, Olivia Shenton-Taylor and Sophia Farmer have been promoted to associate, while Aimee Cook and Nicola Rochon have become senior associate and senior solicitor respectively.
In the commercial and charities team Rob Jefferies and Tomos Lewis have become senior associates.
Following a successful 12 months, the commercial recoveries and travel team is rewarding nine colleagues with promotions. Katherine Ettridge and Elizabeth Ryall have become associate and senior associate respectively, and Iqval Dale has been promoted to associate (non-solicitor).
Olivia Drew, Laura Hawes, Hannah Larmer and Georgina Muschamp have been made senior paralegals. Teresa Langdown and Steven Phillips have moved to senior manager and senior finance administrator, respectively.
Blake Morgan’s construction team has promoted Simon Lewis to associate and Gemma Hill to senior solicitor.
In the corporate team, Tom Vosper will become associate.
There has also been one promotion within the firm’s employment, pensions, benefits, and immigration team, with Melodie Thompson making the jump to senior solicitor.
The private client team has made three promotions, with Catherine Morgan becoming legal director within the team and Darren Price and Stephen Evans being made senior associate and associate respectively.
And Gemma Casey, part of the firm’s regulatory team, celebrates a promotion to senior solicitor.
There were also promotions for five members of support staff including three members of the business development team. Vicky Hanks is now head of marketing, Stephanie Richardson is now campaign manager and Olivia Hamblin has become senior internal communications executive. The finance and risk teams also promoted a member of staff apiece, with Kiran Hayer and Sophie Newcombe promoted to revenue controller and associate.
Blake Morgan chair Kath Shimmin (pictured) said: “Blake Morgan has a proud record of nurturing and rewarding talent internally, and this latest round of promotions is no different. I’m especially pleased to see promotions from such a wide variety of business groups, across all our offices.”
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